Robin Wright-Jones http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Ethics Panel Fines Ex-Sen. Wright-Jones Of St. Louis $270K http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ethics-panel-fines-ex-sen-wright-jones-st-louis-270k <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former state senator from St. Louis has been fined more than $270,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for violating numerous campaign finance laws.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:38:16 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 26421 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Ethics Panel Fines Ex-Sen. Wright-Jones Of St. Louis $270K Democratic primary in 5th state Senate race could cost St. Louis a 'black' seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/democratic-primary-5th-state-senate-race-could-cost-st-louis-black-seat <p>In 1961, Theodore McNeal, an official with the union representing Pullman porters, went to Jefferson City as the Senator from the 7th District.</p><p>Since then, the city of St. Louis has always had at least one black state senator. But redistricting and term limits may put that 52-year-streak in jeopardy.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:35:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4207 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Democratic primary in 5th state Senate race could cost St. Louis a 'black' seat Judge: Nasheed 'ineligible' to run in 5th District, case goes to Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-nasheed-ineligible-run-5th-district-case-goes-mo-supreme-court <p>Whether Mo. House member Jamilah Nasheed&nbsp;will qualify to be on the Democratic primary ballot against incumbent Sen. Robin Wright-Jones in the 5th Senate District is now up to the Missouri Supreme Court.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:08:46 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3902 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge: Nasheed 'ineligible' to run in 5th District, case goes to Mo. Supreme Court Judge: Nasheed must be removed from state Senate ticket http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-nasheed-must-be-removed-state-senate-ticket <p><strong>Updated 4:32 p.m. with statement from Nasheed.</strong></p><p>Mo. State Rep. Jamilah Nasheed <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nasheed-run-mo-state-senate">announced her run</a> against incumbent State Sen. Robin Wright-Jones in January - but now it seems Nasheed&nbsp;may be leaving the ticket, at a judge&#39;s orders.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 21:04:57 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge: Nasheed must be removed from state Senate ticket Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-march-21-2012 <p><strong>Mo. Senate considers legislation to beef up security at the Capitol</strong></p><p>The bill would increase the number of security cameras at the State Capitol and allow the Governor&#39;s Office of Administration to hire private, armed security guards if needed.&nbsp;</p><p>It&#39;s sponsored by Democrat Robin Wright-Jones of St. Louis.&nbsp; She filed the bill shortly after someone placed rifle target stickers outside her office and the offices of several other Democratic Senators and one House Republican:</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:24:09 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3318 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Mo. Senate debates adding more cameras in Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-debates-adding-more-cameras-capitol <p>The<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> Missouri Senate </a>is considering legislation<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=1046410"> that would beef up security at the State Capitol</a>.</p><p>The bill would increase the number of security cameras at the State Capitol and allow the Governor&rsquo;s Office of Administration to hire private, armed security guards if needed.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sponsored by <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem05.htm">Robin Wright-Jones </a>(D, St. Louis).&nbsp; She filed the bill shortly after someone placed rifle target stickers outside her office and the offices of several other Democratic Senators and one House Republican lawmaker. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:31:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate debates adding more cameras in Capitol Mo. Senate Democrats delay workplace discrimination vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-democrats-delay-workplace-discrimination-vote <p><em>(2-2-2012,&nbsp;1:47 a.m.:&nbsp;&nbsp;Filibuster is over...Chappelle-Nadal&nbsp;agreed to&nbsp;stop blocking&nbsp;SB 592 in exchange for allowing&nbsp;her to&nbsp;add an amendment guaranteeing&nbsp;right of trial&nbsp;by jury in discrimination cases...she still voted&nbsp;&quot;no&quot;&nbsp;when bill received&nbsp;first-round approval...new story with full details will be posted.)</em></p><p><em>(10:56 p.m.:&nbsp;&nbsp;Filibuster approaching&nbsp;12 hours...Senators Chappelle-Nadal, Wright-Jones and&nbsp;Curls&nbsp;have been meeting behind&nbsp;closed doors,&nbsp;possibly considering&nbsp;an alternate version of&nbsp;the bill while&nbsp;other Democrats and one Republican, Kevin&nbsp;Engler,&nbsp;fill in...follow&nbsp;@MarshallGReport on&nbsp;Twitter for&nbsp;immediate updates.)</em></p><p>A filibuster launched last week by Senate Democrats to block a vote on<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> a workplace discrimination bill </a>has resumed today. &nbsp;It would require that discrimination be a motivating factor, not a contributing factor, in any action taken by an employer against an employee.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem14.htm">State Senator&nbsp;Maria Chappelle-Nadal</a>&nbsp;(D,&nbsp;University City) restarted the filibuster and has so far talked about numerous topics, including taking salt from the floor of the Dead Sea during a trip to the Middle East. Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:40:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2987 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Democrats delay workplace discrimination vote Workplace discrimination bill being blocked in Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/workplace-discrimination-bill-being-blocked-mo-senate <p>A group of Democratic State Senators is blocking<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=9271"> a bill that would redefine Missouri&rsquo;s workplace discrimination standards</a>.</p><p>Among those&nbsp;taking part&nbsp;in the&nbsp;filibuster&nbsp;are<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem05.htm"> Robin Wright-Jones </a>(D,&nbsp;St. Louis)&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem14.htm">Maria Chappelle-Nadal&nbsp;</a>(D,&nbsp;University City).&nbsp; They talked about several other topics besides the discrimination bill on the Senate floor Wednesday, including America&rsquo;s immigration policies. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:17:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2944 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Workplace discrimination bill being blocked in Mo. Senate Mo. senator Wright-Jones wants texting ban as secondary offense http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senator-wright-jones-wants-texting-ban-secondary-offense <p>A proposed compromise to expand Missouri&#39;s texting-while-driving law appears to have fallen flat in a Senate committee.</p><p>The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill by that would prohibit all drivers - not just those 21 and younger - from texting while driving. Because similar bills have failed in the past, Democratic Sen. Robin Wright-Jones of St. Louis proposed making texting a secondary offense - meaning police would have to pull motorists over for something else before they could write a ticket for texting.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:05:54 +0000 The Associated Press 2937 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. senator Wright-Jones wants texting ban as secondary offense Nasheed to run for Mo. state Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nasheed-run-mo-state-senate <p>State Representative Jamilah Nasheed announced Tuesday she&#39;s running for the state Senate.</p><p>The St. Louis Democrat is running against fellow Democratic incumbent Senator Robin Wright-Jones.</p><p>Following redistricting Nasheed&#39;s district now includes two other current state representatives, but she says that&#39;s not why she&#39;s chosen to run for a Senate seat.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:05:17 +0000 Maria Altman 2778 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nasheed to run for Mo. state Senate